Lakeside shelters

Lakeside holiday accommodation

Escape to the stunning High Weald AONB & let your stresses melt away in our tranquil lakeside accommodation. Enjoy comfort, peace & serenity as you sit on your private deck enjoying gorgeous views of the 5.5 acre lake & surrounding countryside, stunning whatever the season. 

Live the simple life, enjoy hiking straight into the country, local hacks or just sit back and relax; watching the kingfishers flit across the lake.

Only 50 miles from London but you would believe you’re worlds away, Furnace Brook is a  place to stop and catch your breath from the pressures of the modern world.

All those important bits


Minimum stay – 2 nights

Check in – 3-6pm

Check out – 10am

Not suitable for pets

Not suitable for children under 12


Parking 300m from Batsford Den, hand carts are provided to help with luggage


Train station – Polegate (8 miles)
                          Berwick (10 miles)                                                                              Stonegate (11 miles)
                          Battle (11.8 miles)

Shops – Rushlake Green (3 miles)
               Herstmonceux (3 miles)

Pubs – The Merrie Harriers (1 mile) 
             The White Horse Inn (2 miles)

Towns – Hailsham (5.5 miles)
               Heathfield (7 miles)






Tea & coffee provided



Shower block including showers and sink, shower block shared with Vardo & Shepherd Hut
Compost toilet



One double bed

Bed linen & towels provided


Large deck overlooking the lake 

Outdoor kitchen

Local Attractions

The High Weald

The area’s woodland conceals over 30 small manor houses, castles and beautiful parks and gardens.

Other highlights include Bewl Water – the largest area of inland water in the South East of England; Harrison’s Rocks – a 1.5km sandstone climbing crag; and Bedgebury Forest which has 22km of cycle tracks. 

Open farms and woodlands provide a countryside experience; and a car-free view of the landscape can be enjoyed from one of the area’s 3 steam railways.

South Downs National Park

A 15 minute drive from Furnace Brook you’ll find the glorious south downs national park

Green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline truly encompass the National Park’s ethos of being one of ‘Britain’s Breathing Spaces’.  With over 3,300km of rights of way, the South Downs National Park offers a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.